Gail Bishop, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Gulf Islands National Seashore, began a 120-day detail as acting superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on Feb. 28.
Former Superintendent Keith Pruitt, who managed the park during the Lincoln Bicentennial, retired last month and relocated to Arizona.
Acting Superintendent Bishop began her permanent career in the National Park Service at Ford’s Theater National Historic Site in Washington, D. C. which observes Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865.
Friendship Baptist Church is holding a children’s art auction Sunday, with all proceeds going to charities chosen by the young artists.
Participating artists are Sarah Cooper, Kaleigh Graham, Tyler Foster, Patricia Keys, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Hannah Boggs, Christian Veirs, Sally Polin and Peyton Foster.
Artwork will be sold to the highest bidder and autographs of the artists will be available for $1 donation.
Jimmie Lee is the auctioneer.
Nationally acclaimed poet Nikky Finney will read from her new book, "Head Off & Split," at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Room 212, Regional Postsecondary Education Center, at 4:30 p.m. March 29. There will be a public reception for her prior to the event at 3:30 p.m. and a book signing after the reading. The event will be held in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center.
Bob Yapp of Preservation Resources, Inc. will lead two workshops in Paducah for those interested in learning more about historic window preservation. The workshops will demonstrate how preservation can be both environmentally responsible and economically sound. Workshops will be held April 14-16 at The Grand Lodge, 121 North 5th Street, Paducah.
Charles R. Crain has been hired as an instructor of business at Campbellsville University’s Hodgenville campus, the Brockman Center, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.
Crain earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in human resource management from Campbellsville University in 2009. His undergraduate degree was also in business administration; he graduated in 1991 from McKendree University. Crain is a 1984 graduate of LaRue County High School.
A silent auction is being planned to assist with medical expenses for a Hodgenville Elementary School student.
Eight-year-old Ashley Long, the daughter of Todd and Linda Long, suffers from acute myelogenous leukemia. She’s been battling the disease through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from her older brother Austin.
Mrs. Kentucky America Kristi Gowen Riggs visited last week with the owners of My Gal Boutique and MAM Candy.
Riggs was there – in gown and tiara – to film a promotion for Sunday’s benefit fashion show at LaRue County High School. The fashion show was sponsored in part by the businesses.
Riggs, a LaRue County native and 1995 graduate of the high school, was unable to attend the event, which benefited the school’s Youth Service Center, but said she would “be there in spirit.”
Representatives from Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen gathered at KNB for the transfer of the deed for the property at 609 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, in which Warm Blessings operates the meal program. Pictured from left are Cookie Walsh, Roger Ball, Jeanette Goodman, Carol Sargent, Bob Sargent, Linda Funk, Ken Dozer, Vickie Green, Joan Dale, Diane Sturdivant, Jack Ransdell and Sandra Cilyok. For more information about Warm Blessings, to volunteer or make a donation, call 737-2929.